Fr. Pat O’Donoghue lead an Advent service on Saturday 28 November 2020 in the Monastery of Saint Alphonsus. You can watch the recording of the service at www.Rednuns.com under the recordings section
Advent/ Christmas Resources
The Dublin Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre has created resources for all to use during this Advent and Christmas. It is packed with ideas for the celebration of Advent 2020 from the recent series of online pastoral conversations, resources from 2004 onwards and a fresh reflection on the O Antiphons. You will also find our latest resources for Christmas 2020 with suggestions for a variety of circumstances covering Family Masses, extending the celebrations for the 12 Days of Christmas, the Crib and much more. Check out www.litmus.dublindiocese.ie
I wait. I watch. I hope.
If you are looking for something different this advent, why not join a WhatsApp group to receive an Advent reflection every day. For further details and if you like to join contact Christina Malone 085 716 2152
Living Advent Calendar 2020
We are asking parishes to tell the Christmas story in 25 days. This will be shared on Facebook every morning at 8am from the 1st of December @CCPCDublin. If you like to be involved contact Christina Malone 085 716 2152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Walking Advent with the Scriptures – Journeying Together through Advent
Each week download and share the Daily Scripture Calendar with the scripture reference and a short thought, focus for each day. It will include a short video input for each day from representatives of the different Christian Denominations from around Ireland. You can download all the resources for week 1 from – Walking Advent with the Scriptures – Wk1 Resources
Something Different for Advent
Advent is on the horizon and I know this is, and is going to be a busy and uncertain time for so many – so we are just encouraging you to make sure to make a little space to look after yourself. Here is a little gift for you to help you to take a bit of time this Advent – Share it with all the other Busy people you know – Take from it what you need. You can download and print this free resource from – http://www.clondalkinparish.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Advent-A-busy-persons-retreat-SDFA-2020.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1wMMWJsc6vJc_aYjenJzg2rSfdaC4CQlk5gi_ZRwuUcImMZ8eBnc0nDZA
Advent in Gardiner Street Parish
Cinema evening with Fr Jake Martin SJ. Please watch the film in advance of the zoom meeting. Films are available on YouTube. Please see the attached poster for the full list of times, dates and film titles. Email SFXgardinerstreet@outlook.com at any time to get a link to the discussion via zoom.
Our Lady of Victories Online Advent Retreat
Our Lady of Victories will hold an online Advent retreat. Facilitated by Fr Paddy Sweeney
Thursdays the 3rd/10th/17th December at 7.30 pm. To join the retreat please visit Our Lady of Victories Church – Glasnevin, Dublin (olv.ie)
Mini Advent Retreat on Zoom
For three sessions, during Advent, you are invited to take part in a mini-retreat that will explore the themes of Faith, Hope and Love. Fr Billy Swan will lead the retreat; St Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy and will take place from Tuesday 1st to Thursday 3 December beginning at 8pm. To take part, all you need to do is send an email to email@example.com to receive the Zoom link. Come and join us to prepare for Christmas.
Advent News Too Good to Keep
‘Advent News Too Good to Keep’ Written by Gerard Gallagher (Office for Evangelisation and Ecumenism) is a thought-provoking selection of scripture readings and reflections designed to accompany the reader through the season of Advent. This accessible and practical guide, which also includes inspirational quotations and questions to prompt the reader to effect change in their day-to-day lives, is the perfect companion for this essential period in the Church calendar. Ideal for a personal retreat this Advent. To purchase a copy – https://www.veritasbooksonline.com/advent-news-too-good-to-keep-9781847309792-46126/
Walk of Light 2020
For our annual Walk of Light this year, we have had to think outside the box and are delighted to offer this video made in accordance with guidelines during the current lockdown in the country. It is our hope that as you join us on our journey of light in darkness, you will find hope and encouragement, knowing that we live in the presence of Jesus, Light of the World. May you know Emmanuel, God with us, this Advent and throughout the year.
Irish Hospice Foundation – Living with Loss
As part of our bereavement support function at Irish Hospice Foundation we are arranging our annual event for the public entitled ‘Living with Loss’. This year the event will be online on 9th December at 7pm. This event is free to attend, but you would need to book a place using the following link https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/living-with-loss-tickets-130420626605
Aware – Support & Self Care Groups
As we all know, during Level 5 lockdown, many people are experiencing additional feelings of isolation, anxiety and distress as well as other challenges with their mental health. If you, or those with whom you work wish to connect with people in relation to your mental wellbeing, please consider using the Phone In and Zoom Support & Self Care Groups, the Support Line or Support Mail, now and throughout the holiday season. These services provide support, coping skills and information – and most importantly help people who are in distress to know and feel that they are not alone in their experience. For more information about the groups https://www.aware.ie/support/support-groups/ and all of our services on www.aware.ie